3 Simple Steps To Fit Feet Again
Did you know that every time you take a step you have the force of you and 4 other people on your shoulders pushing through your body?
What’s more, it has been shown that during sport up to 30 times your body weight can go through your feet!
It’s no wonder people get sore feet, and sports people can suffer with serious foot pain and injuries.
That said, with 3 simple steps anyone can achieve drastic improvements for feet that are falling apart.
Step 1 – Condition Your Joints for Fit Feet
The main reason your feet can withstand such huge forces is because your joints are able to pronate – rolling in and acting like a flexible loose bag of bones which is good for absorbing shock and adapting to the terrain; or supinate – acting like a rigid lever on which to propel yourself from one step to the next.
In sport we pound our feet into the ground, we make sudden changes of direction, and we accelerate and decelerate at great speeds which places a lot of load through the bones of the feet.
Simply writing the ABC’s in the air moving only your feet and ankles can help to improve the range of motion in your joints, and allow them to better handle the forces that go through them.
Try it now… see if you can make it all the way through to Z!
Step 2 – Condition Your Muscles for Fit Feet
Muscles engage in the final 3% of joint range of movement to protect the joints. Muscles are great protectors, and they engage to protect the joint whenever it is placed in a compromised position.
Muscles are connected to bones by tendons, which allow them to gain leverage by working around corners. Problems with tendons often occur when there is abnormal sheering force as they run close to the bones.
Rolling your feet over a broomstick, tennis ball, or length of PVC pipe can relieve tired, aching muscles and bring your feet back to life.
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Step 3 – Seek Help to Achieve Fit Feet Again
A mentor of mine told me once,
“Refine the things you do wrong and do them a little less wrong each day”
If you want to identify the true cause of your pain and find a long term solution for foot pain or injury, it may be best to consult a foot expert for help and advice.
The biggest challenge for most of us is finding someone who we can trust to work with in achieving our goals. The good news is there is help available, and people who are highly trained to work with you. The Adelaide Podiatrists at Posture Podiatry are very experienced and expertly trained to diagnose and resolve foot pain and leg injuries.
Improving the ability for your feet to function without falling apart can be a powerful tool to help you enjoy life, walk strong, stand tall, improve performance and get an edge over the competition.
I hope this helps you find your happy feet again.
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